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The National Park Service, in partnership with the Friends of Whiskeytown, is pleased to announce the twelfth year of hosting an Artist-in-Residence program. The park is seeking established professional Plein Air artists with a history of exhibiting work to apply for this year’s residencies. The 2015 program emphasis is on landscape Plein Air painting, but is open to candidates offering abstract, impressionism and sculpture as well.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a 42,000 acre forested park with a large lake in a mountain setting with four waterfalls, and peaks over 6,000 feet high. Over the past eleven years, the park has hosted artists from all over the United States. We believe that through art comes appreciation for the place, and by developing a collection of art from the artist-in-residence program, the public will grow to appreciate and value Whiskeytown National Recreation Area even more.
Applications will be juried by Emma Acker, Assistant Curator for American Art at San Francisco’s de Young Museum of Fine Art. Applications will be accepted until February 27, 2015. Artists will be notified by the end of March 2015, whether or not they have been accepted. Please contact Jim Milestone at 530-242-3460 for questions regarding this program.